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By Jean Ousset

This booklet considers other forms of motion; the right way to gauge the effectiveness of motion; even if a number of activities are complementary or jointly harmful; and who should still perform the activities. French author, philosopher, and activist Jean Ousset examines the basic questions of potent social motion, reminiscent of ideology, humans, assets, and the way to judge conflicting ideas. somebody drawn to effecting social swap or learning smooth social routine will locate this either a compelling and exact work.

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This action is balanced, patient and persevering. Against an enemy on the point of victory it is vain to reckon on gaining an advantage by advancing mass formation. Another method must be tried, that of a flexible type of action capable of compensating for an evident lack of material strength, as regards numbers, by a surplus (eminently qualitative) of individual valour and zeal – an action characterized by its intelligence and mobility. 7. Where to Find the Federating Element? This, of course, supposes some element which synchronizes and co-ordinates all the various actions.

And this in an era when spectacular action of the “orthopaedic” type eclipses and most alarmingly prejudices opinion against the multiform “medicinal” action which alone can cure the social body. We are not here condemning orthopaedics as such. It is often indispensable and doctors do not fail to make use of it at need. But however valuable straitjackets, splints and crutches may be, they are not remedies in the strict sense. Of course, they can contribute greatly to a cure – by exterior action – always provided that the state of the patient has not declined too far.

Thinking Out Our Action: the Pros and Cons. The one true doctrine. It would be a great error, indeed, to think that there might be two doctrines, one which might be termed descriptive of the aim, and a second described as a doctrine of action, of means, of the methods to be adopted to attain the aim. The Christian doctrine of political and social action is an expression of the Natural and Christian law, considered in a practical fashion, with constant regard to its implementation. Strictly speaking, a moral and social doctrine is never purely speculative, since in itself a moral principle presupposes the action which it governs.

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